Tuesday, October 30, 2012
One school remains closed Wednesday.
Update Tuesday 6:30 a.m.: All Howard County Public Schools are open today except Bollman Bridge Elementary School, according to the Howard County School System. -- Original articke: Most Howard County Public Schools will open their doors to students Wednesday after two days of cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy, according to the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, 10 schools were still without power, according to a statement released by HCPSS. If the power is not on by 5 a.m., the following schools will remain closed: A list of schools that remain in the dark as of 5 a.m. Wednesday will be posted on the HCPSS website.
The school system will decide by 6 p.m. today whether to cancel a third day of school in response to Hurricane Sandy.
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will announce by 6 p.m. Tuesday if schools will be open on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the school system. Administrators were "assessing all school facilities and road conditions to determine if schools will open Wednesday," according to the statement, released just before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. At that time, there were 12 school stil without power according to HCPSS. At the same time, BGE reported more than 13,000 Howard County customers were in the dark. HCPSS will post on its website after 6 p.m. Tuesday whether schools will be open Wednesday.
Officials warn of the danger of improper generator use.
Updated Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Two women were released from Shock Trauma Tuesday but one man remains hospitalized after they were found to have been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide from an improperly ventilated generator, according to a county spokesperson. --- Original article: The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) took three Howard County residents to shock trauma Tuesday morning after firefighters said the amount of carbon monoxide in a home was 30 times the normal level, according to a statement released by a HCDFRS spokesperson. Firefighters and paramedics responded to a call on the 9700 block of Brevard Street in North Laurel where a woman had called 911, according to Jackie Cutler. When crews …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The following list will be updated throughout the next few days as roads continue to be closed and re-open. You can add closures, too!
(Updated Tuesday at 4:15 a.m.) The following roads in Howard County are closed and/or blocked, according to county officials: 1164 Ed Warfield Road, Woodbine Mission Road, Jessup Day Road, West Howard County Sharp Road, West Howard County Pine Road, off Guilford Old Lawyer’s Hill Road, Elkrdige Folly Quarter Road, West Friendship Murray Hill Road, King's Contrivance, Columbia (Updated Tuesday 9 a.m.) The following roads in Howard County are closed, according to county officials: (Updated Monday, 8:00 p.m.) At abut 5:30 p.m. Monday Howard County Council member Courtney Watson wrote on Facebook that according to the Office of Emergency Operations, there were about 30 roads obstructed. The county’s “strike” team, Watson said, attack road …
As Hurricane Sandy's effects intensify, the Howard County Executive has declared a state of emergency.
Saying that now was the time to ‘Be vigilant,” Howard County Executive Ken Ulman declared a state of emergency in Howard County as conditions worsened due to Hurricane Sandy. “I cannot emphasize enough the serious nature of what looks to be a once-in-a-lifetime weather event,” Ulman wrote in a statement. “Now is the time to stay in place, be safe, and be vigilant.” Follow Hurricane Sandy coverage live on Patch On Monday morning, Gov. Martin O’Malley said the killer storm would beat on Maryland for 24 to 36 hours. Ulman signed the executive order declaring a state of emergency which, according to the county charter, allows him to take the actions necessary to “protect the lives, health and property of the citizens of Howard County.” He said…
As conditions deteriorate thanks to Hurricane Sandy, officials are asking people to stay home.
Howard County officials are asking residents not to drive as Hurricane Sandy brings high winds and heavy rain to the area. In a statement released Monday morning, County Executive Ken Ulman said that because of the expected dangerous conditions, "We are asking that you limit non-essential travel and activities during this time." Keep up with news about Hurricane Sandy on Patch Schools, Howard County government offices and many businesses are closed Monday and winds are forecast to increase throughout the day, gusting up to 60 mph at times, according to the statement. "We hope that residents will have little reason to venture out unnecessarily," Ulman said. "By urging residents to stay off the roads, we can ensure that our first responders…
Patch will provide a live chat and instant updates throughout Hurricane Sandy.
Patch has Hurricane Sandy covered on the ground throughout Maryland. Stay with Patch right here and follow our live chat, set to launch later today. We'll have instant updates in the chat from all over Maryland, as well as from the Twitter accounts that bring us the most up-to-date information about the Frankenstorm's whereabouts. School closings, evacuation plans, power outages and road closures—we'll have all of that covered. And we'll mix in some of those unique stories from communities throughout Maryland as the storm makes impact. Even better—you can join in on our coverage: submit photos to our Pics & Clips page, start a Local Voices column to document your experience or post announcements and events on what is happening in your town…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
What's closed, what's available in Howard County as Hurricane Sandy's path brings it closer to Maryland.
As Hurricane Sandy approaches Maryland and conditions deteriorate in Howard County, the county has planned closures and announced the location of one shelter for residents without power. Closed Monday, Oct. 29: Monday at noon the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia, will be open for residents who find themselves in the dark. Pets will be allowed at the shelter. The county is asking residents to bring only essentials to the shelter: Residents can call the county's call center at 410-313-2900 for updated information about storm-related resources. The county's water buffalo is in place to supply residents with fresh water at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Early voting has been …
Residents are asked to bring only what's necessary.
As Hurricane Sandy approaches Maryland and conditions deteriorate in Howard County, County Executive Ken Ulman has announced plans to open a shelter for residents who lose power. Monday at noon the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia, will be open for residents who find themselves in the dark. Pets will be allowed at the shelter. The county is asking residents to bring only essentials to the shelter: The county's call center will open at 4 p.m. Sunday. Residents can call 410-313-2900 for updated information about storm-related resources. The county's water buffalo is in place to supply residents with fresh water at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville.
The Howard County Public School System has also canceled all Monday evening events.
Howard County Public Schools will be closed and all evening activities scheduled to occur in schools are canceled Monday, according to an alert sent by the school system.